In life and beautys fairest bloom
death became and sunk her to the tomb
as a tribute of esteem to the memory of
his deceased spouse
Daughter of the late
Mr JAMES MUDIE Shipmaster
who died on the 20th September 1813
in the bloom of youth being only seven
teen years of age, this humble memorial
is raised by ALEXANDER MacDONALD
Mother of MARGARET MUDIE
died on the 19th May 1815
and is interred here.
(Rear is badly eroded, verse is listed below).
"In life and beauty's fairest bloom,
Death came and sank her in the tomb."
As a tribute of esteem for his deceased spouse, Margaret Mudie, daughter of the late Mr James
Mudie, shipmaster, who died on the 20th September, 1813, in the bloom of youth, being only
seventeen years of age, this humble memorial is raised by Alexander M'Donald, printer.
"How are the roses on that cheek decayed,
Which late the purple light of life displayed!
Health in her form each sprightly grace bestowed,
With life and thought each speaking feature glowed,
Fair was the blossom, soft the vernal sky,
Elate with hope, we deemed no tempest nigh:
When, lo! sore trouble's overpowering gust,
Left all it beauties mouldering in the dust."
Margaret Maver, mother of Margaret Mudie, died on the 19th May, 1815, and is here interred
Claimant: Alexander McDonald, printer, Advertiser Office.